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* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', the AlternateUniverse has suffered serious ecological deterioration as a result of [[NegativeSpaceWedgie tears and thing spots.]] Several animal species, such as sheep and wallabies, have died out, while a blight is killing off plant life in huge quantities; coffee and avocados are rare commodities.

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* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', the AlternateUniverse has suffered serious ecological deterioration as a result of [[NegativeSpaceWedgie tears and thing spots.tears.]] Several animal species, such as sheep and wallabies, have died out, while a blight is killing off plant life in huge quantities; coffee and avocados are rare commodities.

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* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'': A year and a half after the plague that wipes out [[{{Gendercide}} all but two male mammals, embryos, and even sperm]], Dr. Allison Mann has a realization that, due to their short lifespans, Pygmy Shrews have gone most likely extinct. Opossums and rats won't be far behind.


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* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', the AlternateUniverse has suffered serious ecological deterioration as a result of [[NegativeSpaceWedgie tears and thing spots.]] Several animal species, such as sheep and wallabies, have died out, while a blight is killing off plant life in huge quantities; coffee and avocados are rare commodities.

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* ''Series/LogansRun'': In "Futurepast", it is revealed that many bird species, including the white dove, are either extinct or critically endangered due to the radiation in the atmosphere after the nuclear holocaust in 2119.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' short film ''No Time For Nuts,'' after Scrat is hurled through time thanks to a small time machine, he ends up in the distant future in front of what appears to be a an enormous Oak Tree. However, it turns out just to be a memorial, complete with a plaque that reads "Here Stood the Last Oak Tree."

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' short film ''No Time For Nuts,'' after Scrat is hurled through time thanks to a small time machine, he ends up in the distant future in front of what appears to be a an enormous Oak Tree. However, it turns out just to be a memorial, complete with a plaque that reads "Here Stood the Last Oak Tree."

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* After ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' ended its run, there was a six-issue miniseries taking place after the series' conclusion titled ''ComicBook/RegularShow25YearsLater'', where Mordecai and Rigby were tricked into surrendering their children to Viceroy Alberich in exchange for becoming 20-something-year-olds again, were forced into teaching Alberich's children to overcome the flaws their father found in them in order to get their own children back, and then end up having to fight against Alberich's forces for 25 years when it turns out Alberich had again manipulated Mordecai and Rigby so he could have his son and daughter trained to lead his conquering armies. At one point, Mordecai and Rigby's aged wives Stef and Eileen ask if they brought any milk. Their husbands explain that they didn't because cows have gone extinct.


* In ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', it's stated that this is the reason why real-life animals aside from humans don't appear in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' universe. An early draft of [[Anime/Pokemon3 the third movie]] would have explored this further by having a plot revolving around a revived dinosaur fossil.

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* In ''LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation'', it's stated that this is the reason why real-life animals aside from humans usually don't appear in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' universe.universe. Most are extinct or near-extinction. An early draft of [[Anime/Pokemon3 the third movie]] would have explored this further by having a plot revolving around a revived dinosaur fossil.


* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995''

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* ''2430 A.D.'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes this UpToEleven, dealing with the shutting down of the last zoo on Earth. This leaves humanity as the sole animal species on Earth, with the only other life forms being the plankton used for food.

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* ''2430 Creator/IsaacAsimov's "[[Literature/TwoFourThreeZeroAD 2430 A.D.'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov ]]": The premise of this story takes this species extinction UpToEleven, dealing with the shutting down of as the last zoo on Earth.Earth is shut down. This leaves humanity as the sole animal species on Earth, with the only other life forms being the plankton used for food.



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* In ''VideoGame/{{Technobabylon}}'', tigers are mentioned to have gone extinct by 2087. One possible reason is that India is a radioactive hellhole.


Contrast SpeciesLostAndFound, where species thought to be extinct show up in modern-day society.

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Contrast SpeciesLostAndFound, where species thought to be extinct show up in modern-day society. Compare HumanitysWake for when humans go extinct.


** In "Resurrection", humanity was wiped out due to a biological war on July 24, 1997, which was then 18 months in the future. In 2009, two androids named Martin and Alicia recreate a human named Cain from uncontaminated DNA samples.
** In "The Origin of Species", humans began to experiment with genetic engineering in or before the 23rd Century, giving them superhuman abilities (which included having wings) but rendering them sterile. As such, humanity eventually died out. The ship which brought Hope and six students to the future Earth is able to take genetic samples from them to create babies, altering their DNA sufficiently to prevent inbreeding.
** In "Rite of Passage", humanity was wiped out centuries ago [[UnspecifiedApocalypse through unknown means]]. The Vorak discovered Earth sometime later and used their genetic expertise to recreate humanity using the samples left behind on skeletons.

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** In "Resurrection", humanity was wiped out "Stasis", most species of plants are either extinct or endangered.
** In "Think Like a Dinosaur", most plants and trees on Earth are extinct and fresh air is a thing of the past
due to a biological war on July 24, 1997, which was then 18 months the high level of pollution in the future. In 2009, two androids named Martin and Alicia recreate a human named Cain from uncontaminated DNA samples.
** In "The Origin of Species", humans began to experiment with genetic engineering in or before the 23rd Century, giving them superhuman abilities (which included having wings) but rendering them sterile. As such, humanity eventually died out. The ship which brought Hope and six students to the future Earth is able to take genetic samples from them to create babies, altering their DNA sufficiently to prevent inbreeding.
** In "Rite of Passage", humanity was wiped out centuries ago [[UnspecifiedApocalypse through unknown means]]. The Vorak discovered Earth sometime later and used their genetic expertise to recreate humanity using the samples left behind on skeletons.
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* ''Film/BladeRunner'': All animal species are either extinct or so rare that to own a real one, instead of a replicant version, is lavish expense. Even the daughter of a fantastically wealthy business magnate says that "of course" her pet owl isn't real.


* Inverted in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' with the Dodo Rider Zombie encountered in the Frostbite Caves. The world takes place during the ice age far before the dodos' extinction by hunting. Its [[FlavorText Almanac description]] shows that the rider imp thinks [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge dodos are the future of transportation]], while his detractors tell him there's no future in them.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' with the Dodo Rider Zombie encountered in the Frostbite Caves. The world takes place during the ice age far before the dodos' extinction by hunting. Its [[FlavorText Almanac description]] shows that the rider imp thinks proclaims that [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge dodos are the future of transportation]], while his detractors tell him there's no future in them.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' with the Dodo Rider Zombie encountered in the Frostbite Caves. The world takes place during the ice age far before the dodos' extinction by hunting. Its [[FlavorText Almanac description]] shows that the rider imp thinks [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge dodos are the future of transportation]], while his detractors tell him there's no future in them.

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